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Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Hotdish Recipe

Enjoy a Minnesota classic dinner with a twist when you make this Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Hotdish! Made without condensed soup, this hotdish comes together quickly before baking to crispy, bubbly perfection. Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy this dinner tonight!
Course Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine American, Comfort Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 947kcal


  • 2 lbs 85/20 ground beef
  • 2 cups sweet yellow onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream
  • 1 15 oz can corn drained
  • 1 15 oz can green beans drained
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese divivded
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ cups cooked bacon divided
  • 32 oz frozen tater tots


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and cook, breaking up the meat as it cooks, until no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Transfer meat to a bowl with a slotted spoon and drain all but 2 tablespoons of grease from the pan.
  • Lower heat to medium and add the onions, cooking until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour until well-combined and a paste forms. Slowly stir in the beef broth and continue cooking until a thick gravy forms, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sour cream until combined.
  • Add the ground beef back in, followed by the corn and green beans. Stir in 2 cups of the cheddar cheese, then season with salt and pepper as desired. Carefully fold in 1 cup of the cooked bacon, then spoon mixture into the greased 13x9 pan and top with the tater tots in a single layer. Bake for 45 minutes, then sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon and bake for 5 minutes more, or until cheese is melted. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


  • You can use pre-cooked bacon, or any leftover bacon, bacon bits, or cook some up fresh. If you cook it up fresh, be sure to remove most of the excess grease.
  • For extra crispy tots, turn on the broiler for a minute or two, then turn the oven off before adding the remaining cheese, so it melts and becomes bubbly without turning into a hard cheese shell (unless that's what you like).
  • You can swap the canned vegetables for frozen, but I recommend thawing them in lukewarm water and letting them drain for a few minutes so you don't add too much excess moisture to the dish.


Calories: 947kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 1539mg | Potassium: 1166mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1349IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 522mg | Iron: 5mg